Individuals are often remembered and represented by tangible objects. Heirlooms, antiques, inheritances; these all being words used to describe what is left behind when a person ceases to exist. I reinterpret the heirloom by fusing these objects and their personal history so others can visualize the ghosts of memory residing in our pasts. The complex moving mechanisms in my pieces enable the viewer to find delight in uncovering genealogical narrative. This interaction parallels my own research practice.